A New Perspective on Human Resource Management Research: An Organizational Systematics Approach

March 2012
Business & Management Research;Mar2012, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
This paper explores a new human resource management (HRM) research perspective for large Korean enterprises at the population level, the foundation of which lies in organizational evolutionary theory, especially organizational systematics. Enterprises are treated as a population subject to environmental pressures. Despite the achievements and development of HRM research, critical issues have been raised continually in relation to the lack of approaches that adopt perspective of one of the higher organizational theories in which HRM systems originate. This paper suggests that research on HRM and practices of Korean conglomerates should be conducted on the basis of the theory of organizational evolution; organizational systematics in particular. This perspective on HRM research provides a comprehensive and influential research framework by engaging the advantages of other major organizational theories.


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